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Structure Standing Still: The Statics of Everyday Objects

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The Statics of Everyday Objects is a course about the world and how it reacts to the forces acting on it. From suspension bridges holding up miles of roadway, to sky-scraping buildings in the midst hurricanes, to huge dams retaining billions of gallons of water in a reservoir, these structures must withstand both the forces of nature and the forces that mankind has intended for them. The analytical tools that designers use to create these structures are deceptively simple, and it is the intent of this course to explain things in a clear, straightforward manner.

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Dan Dickrell

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  • Andrés Suárez García

    Andrés Suárez García completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

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